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The Influence of Health Workers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Compliance on the Implementation of Standard Precautions in Preventions of Hospital-Acquired Infections at PKU Muhammadiyah Bantul Hospital

Prevention of infection is a form of efforts to maintain patient safety in health services in hospitals. However, the large number of health workers with low knowledge, inappropriate attitudes and non-adherence in the implementation of standard precautions makes increase the number of infections acquired in hospitals. Analytical observational research with cross-sectional design. Knowing the knowledge, attitudes and compliance to 99 health workers consisting of nurses and midwives in the application of standard precautions in the inpatient room, intensive care unit and delivery room of PKU Muhammadiyah Bantul Hospital during July to August 2017. Data analysis using multiple logistic regression. There are three things that are assessed in the application of standard precautions namely knowledge, attitude and compliance. All aspects were assessed to have an effect on the implementation of standard precautions in PKU Muhammadiyah Bantul Hospital. Attitude is the most influential with p value 0,038 and OR value is 3,701. From the analysis, it is known that the percentage of all variables is 36.8% toward the implementation of standard precautions. Knowledge, Attitudes and Compliance has an effect of 36.8% on the application of standard precautions with the attitude having the greatest influence.


Ade Bagus Permana M and Hidayah N

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